Add oil log…

I’ll go ahead and log when I’m adding oil into the 1999 Cadillac Deville. It will give me an idea of how much it is consuming during a week of commuting. That’s approximately 550 miles a week on the average if I drive Caddy every day of the week.

 

No shaving…

This is what I would like if I decided not to shave and I was part Arabian or I could be serving slurpies down the street at the local 7 Eleven convenience store. Now that’s messed up! 

1963 Thunderbird – Happy Birthday!

One year ago to this day I drove my 1963 Thunderbird home. It was a cloudy and rainy day, I really didn’t know what to expect getting a car that was only a year younger than me. Throughout the year I had spent countless hours fixing and repairing issues that cropped up or already had. It was a learning experience for me but also added the confidence to work on anything. 

It was fitting that I purchased a couple of NOS tail light setup for Josie this morning, sort of a birthday present!

 I plan on keeping Josie until my golden years. Hopefully by that time i would have done most of the work and restoration I set out to do. 

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1963 Thunderbird Tail light lens…

Woke up this morning to get an early start at the swap meet held at the Lodi Grape Festival facilities. I’ve been hunting for a rear tail light lenses assembly for a couple of years now. I have gone to several car swap meets but never gotten lucky until today!!

I was able to fund a set for Josie brand new inside of the package and to top it off I got a set of the lens center trim piece that fits inside! All this for the price one NOS replacement lens on EBAY. What a freaking score. It also shows that you need to come early to these shows and at least have a first crack at something if it is being sold.

1963 Thunderbird Squeak Continues…

Well, I jacked up the front of Josie to gain access to the upper A arm inner shaft and bushings. On different variations the end caps will have a zerc grease fitting. I was hoping I had a plug and would be able to install a right angle 90 degree fitting. No luck. The damn inner shaft was an older type and no fitting access.

Since I had the car up in the air I went ahead and greased up the zerc fittings that were available and accessible.

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